The FCC and DOJ have never reached different conclusions on a merger, Paul Gallant, a Washington-based analyst said before the news emerged.
China Mobile first filed an application for permission to operate in the United States in 2011.
The bill sets up a clash with the FCC, which said in repealing the Obama-era rules that it was preempting states from setting their own rules governing internet access but requiring providers disclose any changes in access.
Challenges to the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality will be heard by the US Ninth Circuit Court.
Wireless and broadband communications networks in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands suffered heavy damage due to hurricanes last year.
The FCC has endorsed SpaceX's plan to build a broadband network using satellites.
Burger King's latest advertisement mocks the FCC's decision on net neutrality.
Montana Governor Steve Bullock has declared that his state will only sign contracts with Internet service providers that honour net neutrality-supporting firms.
FCC rollback backers argue that neutrality rules crimp broadband firms and prevent investment in new high-speed services such as video conferencing, telemedicine and connected vehicles that would need "fast lanes."
FCC chairman Ajit Pai has claimed that Twitter discriminates against conservative users.